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com Every April 21, people in Indonesia commemorate the Kartini day. It is a beautiful day for the woman because we celebrate the birth of great lady, RA. Kartini. Everyone knows who kartini is. She is our national heroine and a great lady with the bright idea. Kartini was born in 1879, April 21 in Mayong Jepara. Her father was RMAA. Sosroningrat, Wedana (assistant of head of regency) in Mayong. Her mother, MA Ngasirah was a girl from Teluk Awur village in Jepara. As the daughter of a noble family, she felt luck because she got more than the ordinary people got. She got better education than other children. She did anything she wants although it was forbidden. She passed her childhood with her brother and sister. Because she was very energetic, her father called her "trinil". Then her father was chosen as Bupati (the head of regency) in Jepara. She and her family then moved from Mayong to Jepara. In the same year, Kartini's second sister RA Kardinah was born. The environment in Jepara gave her big chance to develop her idea. She could study at the Dutch owned school where only children from noble family could study here. Few years after finishing her study, RA. Kartini was willing to continue her study in higher level. But the custom of that day forbid a woman to go to school. A tradition of that time, a teenage girl should be secluded and limited her activity. So was Kartini. She was secluded inside the house and forbidden to go out until a man propose her. The rule could restrict her body but not her mind. During her "pingitan" time, she spent her time by reading book which she got from her relatives. Although she was not able to continue her study to higher level, she was smart had a bright idea. She got the knowledge from the books she read. To express her idea, she established a school for local people on the backyard of Jepara city hall. In November 12,1903, she married Adipati Djoyodiningrat, the head of Rembang regency. According to Javanese tradition Kartini had to follow her husband. Then she moved to Rembang. In September 13, 1904 she gave a birth to her son. His name was Singgih. But after giving birth to a son, her condition was getting worse and she finally passed away on September 17, 1904 on her 25 years old. Now Kartini has gone. But her spirit and dream will always be in our heart. Nowadays Indonesian women progress is influenced by Kartini's spirit stated on collection of letter "Habis gelap terbitlah terang" from the dusk to the dawn. 1. The story mainly tells us about…. A. the story of “pingitan” tradition B. the commemoration of Kartini C. the story of a noble woman D. the family of Kartini E. the spirit of Kartini in education
2. She was secluded inside the house and forbidden to go out until a man propose her. The rule could restrict her body but not her mind. The underlined word is synonymous with…… A. protect B. forbid C. extinguish D. struggle E. encourage This text is for questions 3 to 4 Why is Learning English Important? Source: http://wiki.answers.com Language is the mean of communication. Mostly groups of society have their own languages. Some of them appear the top global languages. Most people in the world hear about English, Arabic, and Mandarin. However English is the most global spoken language. Then if a man wants to catch a global goal, he has to master English. Everyone recognize that English is an international language. English is used in writing and speaking by many people all over the world. It can be either as a first or second language. We even hear British, American, Australian, and even Singaporean English. Those various names of English are used as the first language in those countries. Furthermore, some countries have their own languages as a mother language but also use English mostly in daily communication. Besides usage in daily interaction, English is also used as a key to open doors leading to scientific and technical knowledge. No wonder we find manual guides and instructions of many devices written in English. Even if we have a pack of instant noodle, we will see the cooking instruction also written in English. This transfer of science and technique will include many countries in economic, social and politics development. Finally, the most easily seen in the importance of learning English is that most top requirement in filling job opportunities is the ability using English; active or passive. Job applicants who master English are more favourable than ones who do not. The above facts prove that everybody needs to learn English if he likes to greet the global. 3. Job applicants who master English are more favourable than ones who do not. This statement implies that….. A. English skill is not very important to get a job. B. The job seeker who is master on English is preferable. C. Languages are very important to communicate in global era. D. There are 4 kinds of English; those are British, American, Australian and Singapore. E. Vacancy needs to be published in English. 4. No wonder we find manual guides and instructions of many devices written in English. The underlined word is synonymous with…..
A. B. C. D. E.
keys electronic products guidelines tools goods
This text is for questions 5 to 6 Lesser Slow Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) Source: http://typeoftext.blogspot.com The Lesser Slow Loris is a Mammal which can clampo onto branches for long period of time. To help it do this, the Loris has a network of blood vessels, called rate mirabile in its forearms and shanks. It is a small mammal which is 7-10 in long (175-250 mm) and can weigh as much as 12 ounces or 340 grams. Being nocturnal the Loris has large round eyes. The Loris has no tail but has broad grasping feet. On its second toe it has a sharp claw. It also has an enlarge thumb and a reduced index finger. The Lesser Slow Loris is a plump animal with soft, thick fur ranging in color from light brown-grey to deep reddish-brown with a dark stripe down the back and neck. It has a long snout with comb like front teeth which are used in grooming. Description of habitat, floor and behaviour It is found in Southern Asia, Vietnam, Borneo and Sumatra. As it is tree-living, it is restricted to tropical rain forest. The diet of the Loris is made up fruit and leaves, tender shoots, insect, birds, small mammals and reptiles. It is nocturnal and sleeps by day rolled up in a ball. The Loris is a solitary animal which belongs to the family of Lorisidea bush baby and potto. It is very slow but deliberate climber. An interesting fact about the Lesser Slow Loris is that it has a single-note whistle. 5. Which of the following NOT part of the Loris described in the second paragraph. A. Its length is only 175-250 mm. B. It has large round eyes. C. It has broad grasping feet. D. It has a long snout with comb. E. It has a sharp claw on the third toe. The third paragraph is mainly about the fact that….. A. It is very careful B. It is very fast C. It is very wild D. It is very canny E. It is very sleepy
This text is for questions 7 to 8 Putri Kemuning http://www.sahabatsejati.com Putri Kemuning and her mother lived in a jungle. They were poor. Putri Kemuning helped her mother collect woods in the jungle and sell them to the market. In the jungle, Putri Kemuning had animal friends. One day, Putri Kemuning's mother was very ill. Putri Kemuning was very sad because she did not have enough money to buy medicine. She then collected many woods and plans to sell them. She wanted to spend the money to buy medicine. While She was collecting the woods, Putri Kemuning met her animal friend, the rabbit. He was worried because Putri Kemuning looked very sad. Putri Kemuning told the problem to the rabbit. "I can help you. Take this ring and then sell it," says the rabbit. "Is this your ring?" asked Putri Kemuning. "No. This is the King Ngarancang Kencono's ring. It fell when he was hunting here." Putri Kemuning hesitated. She really needed the money but it was not her ring. Finally she said, "No, I have to return this ring to the king." Putri Kemuning then went to see the king at his palace. "What is your name and what is your purpose here?" said the king. "My name is Putri Kemuning. I want to return your ring," said Putri Kemuning. "Thank you very much. Now, I want to give you something. What do you want?" "I don't anything. I just want to go home. My mother is very ill," replied Putri Kemuning. "You are a very kind girl. Now, take this gift," said the king. Putri Kemuning went home. When she arrived, Putri Kemuning told her mother about the king's ring. Her mother was very proud of her. When they opened the gift, they saw a bag full of gold coins. They were very happy because they can buy medicine. 7. Based on the text above, we know that the rabbit actually want to….. A. give the favour to Putri Kuning B. cheat Putri Kuning C. accompany Putri Kuning D. give the gift to Putri Kemuning E. test the honesty of Putri Kemuning The story mainly tells us about….. The friendship of rabbit and Putri Kemuning Putri Kemuning and her sick monther The honesty of Putri Kemuning The gift of Ngarancang Kencono The generous King and Putri Kemuning
8. A. B. C. D. E.
This text is for questions 9 to 10 There were 2 students of SMK PI-M that were trying to deliver their arguments about “Nuclear Power”. The first student said that nuclear power was needed and produced huge amounts of energy. It caused no pollution as we would get when burning fossil fuels. He said that there were many advantages of nuclear plant such as: costs about the same coal, so it was not expensive to make, it did not produce smoke or carbon dioxide, so it did not contribute to the greenhouse effect, it produced huge amounts of energy from small amount of uranium, it produced small amount of waste and it was reliable. On the contrary, the second student seemed annoyed with his argument. She said that nuclear power was very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it was reliable, a lot of money had to be spent on safety because if it did go wrong, a nuclear accident could be a major accident. People were increasingly concerned about this matter. She was sure that most of people in the world would realize about the danger about nuclear power. 9. A. B. C. D. E. The students were discussing about…. The plan of our government to use nuclear energy The advantage and disadvantage of nuclear energy The danger of using nuclear energy as the alternative energy The solution to overcome of energy crisis The impact of nuclear energy in our country
A. B. C. D. E.
10. The girl said that she disagreed with nuclear power. Which statement shows her disagreement… She was very sure. She seems annoyed. She looked unhappy. She was sad. She was dangerous
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